Basketball

France’s lockdown halts season for Mackey Jr., JSA Bordeaux

LOCKDOWN HALTS PLAY – With the country of France currently under a one-month lockdown, the French Basketball League has been forced to undergo it’s second stoppage of play for the season. As a result, Willis Mackey Jr. (right) and the JSA Bordeaux Basket Team (2-4) managed to win their second game of the season back on October 27 against Toulouse BC, 76-67 before the French government levied the lockdown due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

With the country of France currently under a one-month lockdown, the French Basketball League has been forced to undergo it’s second stoppage of play for the season.  Willis Mackey Jr. and the JSA Bordeaux Basket Team (2-4) managed to win their second game of the season back on October 27 against Toulouse BC, 76-67 before…
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Sunrise Christian Academy retires Buddy Hield’s Jersey

JERSEY RETIRED – It was a joyous and emotional return to Wichita, Kansas this past weekend for Grand Bahamian National Basketball Association (NBA) star Chavano “Buddy” Hield (center). The 6´5´ shooting guard for the Sacramento Kings returned to his former high school, Sunrise Christian Academy, where his jersey was retired in an emotional ceremony.

It was a joyous and emotional return to Wichita, Kansas this past weekend for Grand Bahamian National Basketball Association (NBA) star Chavano “Buddy” Hield.  The 6´5´ shooting guard for the Sacramento Kings returned to his former high school, Sunrise Christian Academy, this past Saturday, October 24 for the school’s “Sunrise Madness,” festivities.  While there, Hield,…
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Coach Yo confident, excited about new Rebels’ season

YOLETT MCPHEE-MCCUIN, Head Coach of Ole Miss Lady Rebels

Excitement is in the air for the Ole Miss Lady Rebels. The team completed its first official practice this past Thursday, October 15.  Coach Yolett "Yo" McPhee-McCuin, during an exclusive interview, told The Freeport News that this season’s message to the team is to “stack wins,” a theme not only meant for games, but for…
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Willis Mackey Jr. remaining optimistic after difficult start in French League

OPTIMISTIC – Despite slow start in the National Men’s One (NM1) Division of the French Basketball League opener, Grand Bahama native Willis Mackey Jr., (center) is optimistic about the season moving forward.

The first two contests of Willis Mackey Jr.’s first season with the JSA Bordeaux Metropole Basket team did not go as expected but there is room for optimism.  The 6’8’’ Grand Bahamian forward and company dropped their first two games of the season in the National Men’s One (NM1) Division of the French Basketball League.…
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